Joseph Smith records jubilation about the prospects for the restoration of the "ancient order" within the Nauvoo Temple.

Jan 6, 1842
Personal Journal / Diary
Joseph Smith, Jr.

Joseph Smith, Journal, January 6, 1842, Joseph Smith Papers

Joseph Smith, Jr.
Oliver Granger, John DELETED, Newel K. Whitney, Joseph Smith, Jr., William Marks

Have I not made the earth? (Do I not hold the destinies of all the armies of the nations of the earth?) Therefore will I not Make the solitary places to bud and (to) blossom, and bring forth in abundance saith the Lord? Is there not room enough upon the mountains of Adam Ondi Ahman, or upon the plains of Olea Shinihah, or the land where Adam dwelt, that you should not Covet that which is but the drop and neglect the more weighty matters. Therefore, come up hither, unto the Land of My people, even Zion. Let my Servant William Marks be faithful over a few things, and he shall be ruler over many things. Let him preside in the midst of my people, in the city Far West, and let him be blessed with the blessings of my people.— Let My Servant N. K. Whitney be ashamed of the Nicolitans and of all their secret abominations, and of all his littleness of soul before me saith the Lord, and come up unto the land of Adam ondi Ahman, and be a Bishop unto my people saith the Lord, not in name but in deed Saith the Lord. And again, Verily I say unto you I remember my Servant Oliver Grainger [Granger]. Behold, verily I say unto him, that his name shall be had in sacred remembrance from generation to generation. forever and ever Saith the Lord; Therefore let him contend earnestly for the redemption of the First Presidency of My church Saith the Lord; and when he falls he shall rise again, for his sacrifice shall be more sacred to me than his increase saith the Lord; Therefore let him come up hither speedily unto the land of Zion, and in due time he shall be made a merchant unto my name saith the Lord for the benefit of my people; Therefore let no man despise my servant Oliver Grainger. but let the blessings. of my people be upon him forever and ever, Amen.

And. again I. say unto. you let all the Saints in the land of Kirtland remember the Lord their God, and mine house to preserve it holy, and to overthrow the money changers in mine own due time. Saith the Lord. [p. 56]

6 January 1842. Thursday

The New Year

January— 1842 Thursday 6.— "The New Year has been ushered in and continued thus far under the most favorable auspices. and the Saints seem to be influenced by a kind and indulgent Providence in their disposition & means; to rear the Temple of the most High God, anxiously looking forth to the completion thereof. as an event of the greatest importance to the Church & the world, Making the Saints in Zion to rejoice, and the Hypocrite & Sinner to tremble, Truly this is a day long to be remembered. by. the saints of the Last Days; A day in which the God of heaven has began to restore the ancient (order) of his Kingdom unto. his servants & his people: a day in which all things are concurring together to bring about the compl[e]tion of the fullness of the gospel, a fulness of the dispensation of Dispensations even the fulness of Times; a day in which God has began to make manifest & set in order in his church those things which have been, and those things, which the ancients prophets and wise men desired to see.— but deid [died] without beholding it. a day in which those things begin to be made manifest which have been hid from (before) the foundations of the world. & which Jehovah has promised should be made known in his own due time. unto his servants, to prepare. the earth for the return of his glory, even a celestial glory; and a kingdom of Priests & Kings to God & the Lamb forever. on Mount Zion.— or the hundred & forty & four thousand which whom John the Revelator. saw; which should come to pass. in the Restitution of all things, [17 lines blank] [p. 57]

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